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Craig Parker

Craig Parker

A New Zealander born in Fiji, Parker was 17 when he started working on New Zealand television in the glitzy series “Gloss”. He followed with roles in numerous other local dramas including four years playing the popular Guy Warner on the hit show, “Shortland Street.”

Throughout this time, he also performed in a number of theatre productions including “Macbeth”, “Arcadia”, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”, “The Rocky Horror Show” and, his favourite, “The Pillowman”.

His international work began with “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Young Hercules” but it was playing the dead elf, Haldir, in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings”, that really introduced him to the world of fandom.

Since then, he’s been the villain with great hair, Darken Rahl in ABC’s, “The Legend of the Seeker”, the scruffy lycan, Sabas, in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” and Spartacus’ chief nemesis, the Roman Praetor, Gaius Claudius Glaber, in the Starz original series, “Spartacus”

Craig is currently playing another bad guy, Narcisse in the CW show, “Reign’.


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